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 (brăd′strēt′), Anne Dudley 1612-1672.
English-born American poet who wrote several collections of verse, including The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America (1650). Her husband, Simon (1603-1697), was a colonial administrator and governor of Massachusetts (1679-1686 and 1689-1692).


(Biography) Anne (Dudley). ?1612–72, US poet, born in England: regarded as the first significant US poet



Anne (Dudley), 1612?–72, American poet.
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Noun1.Bradstreet - poet in colonial America (born in England) (1612-1672)
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Old Simon Bradstreet, who had been governor when King James took away the charter, was called by the people to govern them again.
Governor Bradstreet was a venerable old man, nearly ninety years of age," said Grandfather.
And now, Laurence,--now, Clara,--now, Charley,--now, my dear little Alice,--what chair do you think had been placed in the council chamber, for old Governor Bradstreet to take his seat in?
Old Simon Bradstreet was the sole representative of that departed brotherhood.
It was occupied by Governor Bradstreet from April, 1689, until May, 1692.
His predecessor under the old charter, Bradstreet, a venerable companion of the first settlers, was known to be in town.
While this cry was at the loudest, the people were surprised by the well-known figure of Governor Bradstreet himself, a patriarch of nearly ninety, who appeared on the elevated steps of a door, and, with characteristic mildness, besought them to submit to the constituted authorities.
Some reported that, when the troops had gone from King Street, and the people were thronging tumultuously in their rear, Bradstreet, the aged Governor, was seen to embrace a form more aged than his own.
Inspector Bradstreet would, I am sure, make notes upon anything which you might tell us and submit it to the proper authorities.
The police have watched this Lascar," said Inspector Bradstreet, "and I can quite understand that he might find it difficult to post a letter unobserved.
These primitive statesmen, therefore -- Bradstreet, Endicott, Dudley, Bellingham, and their compeers -- who were elevated to power by the early choice of the people, seem to have been not often brilliant, but distinguished by a ponderous sobriety, rather than activity of intellect.
The papers spoke well of him, Bradstreet spoke well of him, and he spoke well of himself.